Machine maker to expand in Spartanburg
September 11, 2013 by Mark
The South Carolina Department of Commerce recently announced that Edgewater Automation will be opening a new facility in Spartanburg. The company, which makes a variety of custom machines, is most likely using flyer printing to spread the word throughout the community about this new facility, as it is expected to generate 53 new jobs once the facility begins its operations in January 2014.
The company is making an investment of $3m in the new facility. According to the president of Edgewater Automation, Rick Blake, the company is very much looking forward to locating in the southeast and to bringing its presence to the market in the area. Edgewater is based in Michigan, so Black added that this represents a big step for the company, with South Carolina and Spartanburg in particular being the right fit for the new facility. The company has so far received a great deal of support from local and state officials and hopes to be able to continue developing a long-lasting relationship.
Edgewater Automation makes primarily custom robotic machines for assembly and testing, and provided them to industrial customers throughout the United States. The company’s goal is to provide innovative solutions its customers can use to overcome the challenges they face in the manufacturing environment, so as to be successful in their individual businesses.
The company was founded in 2001 in St. Joseph, Michigan where it recently completed another expansion so as to have a total of 48,000 square feet for the design and manufacturing of its products.